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We asked 5,300 people whether the border with England should be closed amid the Indian version escalation

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The majority believe that Wales’s border with England should be closed amid the rise of Indians COVID-19 Type.

5,356 people in total answered our survey, 3,114 (58%) are saying yes, 2,161 (40%) saying no and 81 (2%) are unsure.

Many who responded to the poll expressed concern this version could be brought across the border, As lockdown restrictions ease More people go to North Wales.

It comes after growing concern over the Indian – or what is now called the delta variant – where more than 30,000 cases have been reported in the past week across the UK.



Majority believe Wales England border should be closed amid increase in Indian version

Concentrations are in the North West of England, including Bolton and Blackburn, with the Indian strain appearing to spread more easily than the Kent variant.

Conwy remains the Covid hotspot of Wales, with the infection rate now 34.1 per 100,000 population after a cluster of cases of the delta version in the Llandudno Junction, Llandudno and Penrhyn Bay areas.

Backing the border travel ban, one respondent said: “We are likely to be closed again, it may sound terrifying, but I think it is best to protect Wales and England.”

Another added: “In North Wales, most tourists come from high alert areas.”



Eberschöch is a popular destination during the summer with visitors and second home owners.
Eberschöch is a popular destination during the summer with visitors and second homeowners.

But the one who disagreed said: “We need to move on with things, there are going to be variations all the time, we can’t put things off.”

Another said that Britain should be treated as a whole country.

New figures released on Thursday showed that six more cases of the Indian strain have now been identified in Wales, bringing the total to 184.

The percentage of COVID tests coming back with a positive result has increased by an average of 1.4% over the last week.

Wales has recorded 118 more positive cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, while the seven-day infection rate has risen for the 12th day in a row.

Public Health Wales figures published on Friday, 11 June reported an infection rate of 13.5 cases per 100,000 population between 31 May and 6 June – up from 12.4 on Thursday.

These figures are based on the date a test was performed, not the date the system was tested on, which means it is an accurate reflection of how fast the virus is spreading in Wales.

Zero Covid deaths were reported on Friday, which means the death toll stands at 5,571.



Police stopped 2,500 cars in the area last week after a visitor to Wigan was sent packing after saying he wanted to go to the Talacre Lighthouse.

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In terms of hospitalisations, Wales had 22 people with confirmed COVID-19 in hospital beds on 10 June, down from 23 the day before, and two people with the virus in ventilated intensive care beds .

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in the ICU are in the Cardiff and Vale UHB area and Betsy Cadwaldr UHB.
The latest figures show that 2,201,665 people have received the first dose of the COVID vaccine and 1,336,479 people have received both the doses.

On Monday, First Minister Mark Drakeford confirmed that the COVID vaccine would be offered to all over 18 by early next week.

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